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30 Nov 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

A monthly digest which covers attacks on education that align with the definition of attacks on education used by the Global Coalition to Protect Education under Attack (GCPEA) and the a wider ranger of events. It is compiled from open sources and published once a month.

06 Nov 2019 description
report Climate Central

New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people

Executive summary

  • As a result of heat-trapping pollution from human activities, rising sea levels could within three decades push chronic floods higher than land currently home to 300 million people

  • By 2100, areas now home to 200 million people could fall permanently below the high tide line

02 Aug 2019 description
  • After passing north of Leizhou Peninsula (China), TC WIPHA is moving in the Gulf of Tonkin, towards the Vietnamese coast. On 2 August at 0.00, its center was located approximately 30 km south of Beihai (Guangxi region, south-eastern China), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h.
  • In the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen and continue moving south-west in the Gulf of Tonkin, along the coast of Guangxi Region and northern Vietnam.
01 Aug 2019 description

After passing north-east of Hainan Island (China), Tropical Cyclone WIPHA is about to make landfall close to Zhanjiang City (north-eastern Leizhou Peninsula, China) in the morning of 1 August.

On 1 August at 0.00, its center was located approximately 73 km south-east of Zhanjiang City, with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h (tropical depression).

11 May 2019 description

Globally, between 2016 and 2017, the number of reported measles cases increased by 31%, while in the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR), the total number of cases reported decreased by 82% during the same period. However, there was an increase in cases reported in WPR, from 11 118 in 2017 to 26 163 cases in 2018. A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions.

25 Apr 2019 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Established in 1950, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the world’s humanitarian network operating in 191 countries. We dedicate ourselves to protecting human life, caring for the health of the vulnerable and respecting human dignity by mobilizing people to serve voluntarily for the causes of humanity.

29 Mar 2019 description

Measles outbreaks in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region are putting babies, children and young people at risk and threatening progress towards wiping out the disease.

17 Sep 2018 description

Copernicus activation

After its passage as a very intense typhoon over Cagayan Province (northern Luzon, Philippines) on 14 September, tropical cyclone MANGKHUT made landfall again near Yangjiang City (southern Guangdong Province, west of Macau and Hong Kong, China) on 16 September in the morning (UTC), with maximum sustained winds of 140-160 km/h (typhoon).

16 Sep 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Mangkhut is currently located some 55 km off the coast of southwestern China with current sustained wind speeds of 150km/h.

16 Sep 2018 description

The National Meteorological Center issued red warning of typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on September 15. This year’s 22th typhoon Mangkhut, (super typhoon scale), was centered around over 760 km of northeastern South China Sea (48m/s). The minimum air pressure registered 945 hPa.

It is forecast to move west by north direction at the speed of 30 km/h and is predicted to make landfall around afternoon to the night of September 16.

09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).